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Independence, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Independence had a population of 9,730 as of July 1, 2018. Independence ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oregon. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Independence is located at latitude 44.8578 and longitude -123.1976 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Independence (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 171 feet.

The City of Independence (GNIS ID: 2410099) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Oregon is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Independence is located within Monmouth-Independence Division of Polk County.

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Independence, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 9,730
Population in Households 9,376
Population in Familes 7,673
Population in Group Qrtrs 354
Population Density2 3,408
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $51,755
Average Household Income $65,794
Per Capita Income $20,538


Total Housing Units 3,497 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,706 (48.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,490 (42.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 301 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $180,720
Average Home Value $217,985


Total Households 3,196
Average Household Size 2.93
Family Households 2,260
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.52% 1.67%
Households 1.36% 1.68%
Families 1.36% 1.59%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

Independence, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Independence to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 66 83rd
Population Density # 61 84th
Diversity Index # 15 96th
Median Household Income # 175 54th
Per Capita Income # 329 13th

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